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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Revelation

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1: ἀποκάλυψις

(Strong's #602 — Noun Feminine — apokalupsis — ap-ok-al'-oop-sis )

"an uncovering" (akin to apokalupto; see above), "is used in the NT of (a) the drawing away by Christ of the veil of darkness covering the Gentiles, Luke 2:32; cp. Isaiah 25:7; (b) 'the mystery,' the purpose of God in this age, Romans 16:25; Ephesians 3:3; (c) the communication of the knowledge of God to the soul, Ephesians 1:17; (d) an expression of the mind of God for the instruction of the church, 1 Corinthians 14:6,26 , for the instruction of the Apostle Paul, 2 Corinthians 12:1,7; Galatians 1:12 , and for his guidance, Galatians 2:2; (e) the Lord Jesus Christ, to the saints at His Parousia, 1 Corinthians 1:7 , RV (AV, 'coming'); 1 Peter 1:7 , RV (AV, 'appearing'),13; 4:13; (f) the Lord Jesus Christ when He comes to dispense the judgments of God, 2 Thessalonians 1:7; cp. Romans 2:5; (g) the saints, to the creation, in association with Christ in His glorious reign, Romans 8:19 , RV, 'revealing' (AV, 'manifestation'); (h) the symbolic forecast of the final judgments of God, Revelation 1:1 (hence the Greek title of the book, transliterated 'Apocalypse' and translated 'Revelation')." * [* From Notes on Thessalonians, by Hogg and Vine, pp. 228,229.] See APPEARING , COMING , LIGHTEN , B, Note, MANIFESTATION.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Revelation'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/r/revelation.html. 1940.

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